Press Releases

  • Sapphire Applications and Market: From LED to Consumer Electronics

    September 22 2014 5:55 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- APPLE SAVED THE SAPPHIRE INDUSTRY IN 2013…The sapphire industry recently ended an 18 month period of depressed pricing and achieved US$936 million in revenue for wafer products. Recovery was helped by an increase in LED demand due to growing adoption in general lighting and a resilient LCD backlight market. But the saving grace was new consumer electronic (CE) applications: camera lens and fingerprint reader covers, mostly driven by Apple in 2013. Overall, the growth in wafer demand will be enough to justify a capacity increase toward the end of 2014.

  • The Global Construction Aggregates Market - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

    September 22 2014 5:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce Announces Additional Candidate Endorsements For State House And Michigan Senate

    September 22 2014 5:50 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced additional campaign endorsements for the State House and Michigan Senate.

    "Smart new policies are improving Michigan's economic competitiveness and providing opportunities for job providers and working families," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "Michigan is on the right track and the election of pro-jobs policymakers will help ensure further progress."

  • Construction in Colombia - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

    September 22 2014 5:49 PM ET

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  • Qwest Corporation Agrees To Sell Debt Securities

    September 22 2014 5:49 PM ET

    MONROE, La., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qwest Corporation, agreed to sell $500 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Notes due 2054. Qwest also granted the underwriters of this offering an option to acquire up to an additional $75 million principal amount of these notes to cover any over-allotments. The closing of this offering is expected to occur on September 29, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

  • Rentrak Announces Top Ten Movies on Demand Titles for Week Ending September 14, 2014

    September 22 2014 5:44 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten Movies on Demand (MOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies on Demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers.

    According to the company's OnDemand Essentials service, the top ten most-viewed Movies on Demand titles, per data collected Sept. 8-14, 2014 are below.

    Rentrak Top Ten MOD Titles:

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    TITLE

  • Thomson Reuters Announces Pricing of US$1 Billion Note Offering

    September 22 2014 5:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI) today announced the pricing of its offering of US$1 billion of debt securities, which consists of US$550 million principal amount of 1.65% notes due 2017, and US$450 million principal amount of 3.85% notes due 2024. The offering is expected to close on September 29, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

  • Jurors Find Arab Bank Liable in New York Terrorism Funding Trial

    September 22 2014 5:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 300 U.S. citizens who were victimized in 24 terrorist attacks in Israel and the Palestinian Territories have prevailed in a civil lawsuit against Amman, Jordan-based Arab Bank PLC after a New York federal jury found that the bank knowingly provided material financial support to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

  • Future of the Libyan Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019

    September 22 2014 5:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    SummaryThe Future of the Libyan Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019 published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with a detailed analysis of both historic and forecast Libyan defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news

  • Media Invited to See NASA's MMS Spacecraft Prior to Shipment for Launch

    September 22 2014 5:39 PM ET

    GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accredited news media are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT to get a firsthand look at the four Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, spacecraft, tour our state-of-the-art test facilities and learn about how this mission will help improve our understanding of magnetic reconnection – a universal process where magnetic fields connect and disconnect, explosively releasing energy.

  • Jury Finds Arab Bank plc Liable For Financing Terrorist Activity

    September 22 2014 5:37 PM ET

    MT. PLEASANT, S.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a Brooklyn, N.Y., jury found Jordan-based Arab Bank plc. liable for financing terrorist activity, including funneling financial support to top Hamas leaders and to the families of suicide bombers. This case, Linde et al. v. Arab Bank PLC, marked the first time that a financial institution has been brought to trial under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

  • Future of the Lebanese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018

    September 22 2014 5:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Product SynopsisThis report is the result of SDI's extensive market and company research covering the Lebanese defense industry, and provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news.

  • GaN-on-Si Substrate Technology and Market for LED and Power Electronics

    September 22 2014 5:32 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GaN-ON-Si LED IS ALREADY ADOPTED BY SOME LED MANUFACTURERS, BUT COULD IT BECOME THE INDUSTRY STANDARD?Today, GaN on Sapphire is the main stream technology for LED manufacturing. GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to sapphire to reduce cost. Our cost simulation indicates that the differential in silicon substrate cost is not enough to justify the transition to GaN-on-Si technology.

  • Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare (Tags, Readers, Middleware, Printers and Cabinets) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

    September 22 2014 5:29 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiofrequency identification (RFID) is a system based on wireless technology which utilizes radio waves for collecting data from a tag attached to an object, for various purposes like automatic identification and tracking of objects. RFID technology has been applied in various sectors such as retail, supply chain, government, and manufacturing industries. Major applications of RFID technology include assess control and asset tracking.

  • Epoxy Resins Market for Paints & Coatings, Wind Energy, Composites, Construction, Electrical & Electronics, Adhesives and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

    September 22 2014 5:26 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epoxy resins are thermosetting polymers that contain epoxides of the basic functional group. Basic raw materials required for the production of epoxy resins include bisphenol A (BPA), epichlorohydrin, phenols, aromatic amines and aliphatic alcohols. This report comprises an executive summary, which includes a market snapshot that provides overall information of the various application segments. It also analyzes the global epoxy resins market with respect to regions and application segments.

  • Omnicom Announces Randall Weisenburger Steps Down As Chief Financial Officer

    September 22 2014 5:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) today announced that Randall Weisenburger has stepped down as the Company's Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer to return to private equity.  Omnicom's Board of Directors has appointed Philip Angelastro, currently Omnicom's Senior Vice President Finance and Controller, as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

  • USDA Announces Recipients of Conservation Innovation Grants

    September 22 2014 5:23 PM ET

    DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the winning proposals funded for 2014 California Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) in the state level competition. Five projects have been awarded more than $324,000 to develop conservation approaches to benefit wildlife and native plants, conserve water, and improve farm resource management.

  • United States Photomask Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

    September 22 2014 5:21 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Photomask market is broadly divided into two categories on the basis of the base glass material used- Soda-lime and Quartz photomasks. Quartz base glass material photomasks are gaining attraction due to low impurity levels, which offers high optical and thermal characteristics. Shipment of quartz photomasks is forecast to escalate over the next five years, supported by increasing demand from the Flat Panel Display (FPD) industry. However, the global photomask industry is facing price pressure due to stiff competition.

  • The Global Electronic Warfare (EW) Market 2014-2024

    September 22 2014 5:17 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SummaryThe Global Electronic Warfare (EW) Market 2014-2024Report, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with a detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news.

  • St. Maarten Invests in Destination's Economy by Hosting FCCA Conference & Trade Show

    September 22 2014 5:17 PM ET

    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association's (FCCA) annual keynote event, the Conference & Trade Show, has a 20-year history of increasing cruise tourism's impact for its host destinations by spotlighting their products, experiences and infrastructure to the industry's most influential decision makers—over 100 executives, presidents and CEOs from FCCA's 15 Member Lines, which operate over 100 ships in Caribbean and Latin American waters.